Dr. Laura Scaife focuses her practice on data protection, data monetization and law governing social media. She has in-depth experience within the media industry, advising on strategic policymaking, regulatory implementation and relations with external auditors including the Law Commission and the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Laura has advised on some of the most high profile information security breaches, liaising with the Serious Fraud Office and the Financial Conduct Authority amongst others. Laura has advised clients across the sports and media industries, as well as advising FCA regulated entities, technology companies, ultra-high net-worth individuals and investment banks.
Laura has also advised on the implementation of GDPR across a number of global organisations, undertaking data protection audits and impact assessments and ensuring handling and care of all personal data. Laura has key experience in lobbying draft amendments through the European Commission for e-Privacy regulation as well as working with the House of Lords and the shadow cabinet to obtain key amendments to the draft Data Protection Act 2018.
Episode 2: Subject access requests, personal data and the case of Rudd v Bridle with Ashley Winton and Laura Scaife.
July 12th, 2019 | 53 mins 51 secs
Dr Rudd served a subject access request on Mr Bridle, and was not satisfied with the information he received back. Amongst allegations of fraud and conspiracy, the issue went to court. Who was the controller, and did the journalism and regulatory exemptions apply? One of the key issues was – what is personal data? The judge reached a conclusion, but was he right?